Peppermint Poke Cake Quick and Easy Recipe

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Peppermint Poke Cake Quick and Easy Recipe

If you love poke cake and peppermint, you will LOVE this cake!  The combination of cake, pudding, and peppermint all in one is scrumptious!  It’s a beautiful dessert to serve for the holidays and your guest will love it!

Peppermint Poke Cake

It’s very quick and easy to make so you won’t spend hours in the kitchen, but it will look like you did!

Holiday Peppermint Poke Cake with peppermint and pudding mix

You use a simple white cake mix, instant pudding and cool whip.  Very easy!

Quick and easy Peppermint Poke Cake

If this isn’t enough sugar for you, serve it with peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate.

Peppermint Poke Cake

You can see my Strawberry Milkshake Poke Cake on how to make a poke cake.

Quick and easy Peppermint Poke Cake


Try my Strawberry Milkshake Poke Cake.

Peppermint Poke Cake Quick and Easy Recipe

Peppermint Poke Cake Quick and Easy Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Peppermint Poke Cake. Quick and Easy Recipe. Makes a beautiful dessert for the holidays.


  • 1 Box Duncan Hines white cake mix
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 Box White chocolate or vanilla Jello Instant pudding mix (or Candy Cane flavor but I couldn't find any that flavor)
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip
  • Crushed peppermint


  1. Preheat oven at 350. Grease cake pan with oil.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, egg whites, water, peppermint extract, and vegetable oil. Mix well with a mixer for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour into cake pan. Bake about 25 minutes until golden brown and when you insert a toothpick in the center it comes out clean.
  4. Set cake aside when done so it can cool.
  5. Prepare pudding by pouring pudding mix and 2 cups of milk in a blender. Blend for 5 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes to thicken. Add food coloring to desired color.
  6. Poke holes in top of cake with a wooden spoon. Pour pudding over cake making sure pudding goes into the holes. Top with Cool Whip and add crushed peppermints.
  7. Set in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.


Serve with Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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  3. Hi Marti, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party. Pinned. Have a Merry Christmas!
  4. Fantastic holiday poke cake. Love peppermint! Thanks for linking at Show Me Saturday.
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  7. That looks pretty and fun. Mm, I need some peppermint. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
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  9. This looks delicious!!! Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays!! :)
  10. Saw this on the Monday Linky party and had to come over and take a look. What a great poke cake idea for the holidays. Pinning this one.
  11. Such a beautiful cake! I've actually never made poke cake, and I really like what I see here :)
  12. So festive! You should consider entering this into this month's Pantry Party. Our theme is cakes!
  13. TeresaDonner
    I think this would good with Jell-O Candy Cane Instant Pudding and Pie Filling. Instead of vanilla or chocolate to make more festive.
  14. In the peppermint poke cake, where do you put the 1 1/2 Teaspoons peppermint extract? Does it go in the cake batter or pudding mix?

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